Massachusetts Archives


Adjutant General’s Office: List of naval credits

Part of: Massachusetts Adjutant General's Office

List of naval credits, 1861-1865.

3 volumes; Copies: 2 partial microfilm reels
Call no.: PS1/475X

Scope and Content: The adjutant general of the Commonwealth, as executive administrator of the state’s Military Establishment, has been responsible for maintaining and reporting data concerning militia strength.  During the Civil War these activities were intensified, particularly as they related to fulfillment of municipal recruitment quotas and determinations of entitlement to state aid and bounties.  This series consists of a list of naval personnel from Massachusetts arranged by municipality and surname of sailor.  It was prepared to credit Massachusetts municipalities with military personnel toward their enlistment quotas.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by municipality, thereunder alphabetically by surname
Notes: An explanatory note is found inside the front flyleaf of each volume. Prepared by Frederick W. Cross, military archivist, the note explains the federal legislative basis of creation of these records. –Vol. 1: A-B. Vol. 2: C-M.  Vol. 3: N-Y. –Reel GSU 505: A-Canton.  Reel GSU 506: Carlisle-Y
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